Southern Ontario's Christian Newspaper
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With the current upheaval in the publishing world, we have been getting questions from readers asking how The Christian Herald is faring, and what they can do to help us.
Publishing a free, ad-supported newspaper in today's economic climate has indeed become more challenging. Distribution through churches, colleges and businesses is still as solid as ever, but advertising is harder to source as the current economic climate has led to advertising cutbacks by event promoters, retail stores, businesses and schools.
We remain committed to the publishing of a free printed newspaper - no other medium offers such wide coverage across all segments - rich and poor, young and old - of the local church. In fact, we hope to soon extend our distribution coverage through streetbox locations across Southern Ontario, allowing the unchurched to read about what the Lord is doing in our cities and around the world.
From time to time we do receive donation cheques in the mail, although we are registered as a for-profit business (this allows us to comment freely on politics and culture.) We do not currently solicit donations (and cannot provide tax receipts.) We still believe that the conditions exist to fund the publication largely through advertising, and we continue to feel a call to build out networks and support for Christian businesses in the Southern Ontario region. Here's how you can help:
We first ask for your support in prayer. Please add us to your personal and church prayer lists.
Please pray for the Lord to send wisdom, favour, strength and courage to the Herald's management and staff, for the story writers, editors, advertising salespersons, and others in their daily efforts to create a quality Christian newspaper that showcases the work of the Lord in our cities, towns and in places across the world. A paper that informs and inspires the Church on to even greater things, and offers a window of salvation to the unchurched who may read it.
Also pray for peace and protection for the volunteer distributors who travel the roads each month, delivering the paper to the hundreds of churches, schools and businesses across Southern Ontario. Ask that the Lord protect them as they go out and spare them from inclement weather and other road hazards.
Many Christians also go through the Herald prayerfully, praying for the ministries and issues mentioned in each edition.
If your church or prayer group does this, please let us know.
At Your Church
Please keep an eye out for the Herald in your church, and ensure it is unwrapped and available for pickup. If you notice that your church needs more (or fewer) copies, please let us know and we'll contact the staff and arrange it. Remind church staff to let us know about major events, newsworthy initiatives and congregational anniversaries.
If you own a Christian business, or know of a business that would be willing to advertise in the Herald, please send us a contact name or pass on a copy of the publication yourself.